Welcome to our annual November Newsletter! In honor of November as National Epilepsy Awareness Month, EFNENY drafts an annual newsletter with all of the exciting news and stories from throughout the year!
Brice Skiff was diagnosed with tonic-clonic seizures at the age of eleven. Now as a sixteen-year-old at Colonie Central High School where he just finished his sophomore year, Brice chooses to advocate for epilepsy awareness and educate his peers. Brice does not allow his diagnosis to limit his goals and accomplishments. Brice recently celebrated his […]
At five years old, Whitney Belvedere was diagnosed with absence seizures and had one hundred seizures daily. After a series of trials with various medications, educational training for her school, and support from the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern NY, Whitney is now an active fourteen-year-old who is ready to advocate for change. Whitney does not […]
Life with Epilepsy: Stephen Piorkowski became sick with German Measles at the age of two which caused encephalitis. This illness resulted in Stephen having tonic-clonic seizures and led to him eventually being diagnosed with epilepsy. Throughout his life he has had some major falls due to his epilepsy, some of which resulted in injury, but […]